International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day: 19th Nov

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Solihull is raising awareness for the International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day which is on 19th November 2015.

Bluebird Care Solihull as well as the local Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are raising awareness for the International Stop Pressure Ulcer Day which is on 19th November 2015.

Solihull CCG are asking you to share this message;
 
Pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores or pressure sores) are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure, resulting in skin and tissue damage.

Pressure ulcers tend to affect people with health conditions that make it difficult to move, especially those confined to lying in a bed or sitting for prolonged periods of time. People over 70 years old are particularly vulnerable as they are more likely to have mobility problems and ageing skin.

Pressure ulcers can be unpleasant, upsetting and challenging to treat. Therefore, a range of techniques is used to prevent them developing in the first place. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) have produced a leaflet and poster to raise awareness and advise patients and carers on how to prevent pressure ulcers.
Please raise awareness on social media ans support Solihull CCG using use the hashtag #stopthepressure and mention @SolihullCCG.

For more information about this day and about Pressure Ulcers please visit the EPUAP website.

The Nursing and Quality team at Solihull CCG are keen to attend any meetings or events where they could present or have an information stall to promote the pressure ulcer prevention resources and advice. Contact Debbie King, Deputy Chief Nurse at Solihull CCG: email debbie.king@nhs.net or call 0121 713 8887.